The law requires that voters casting ballots in-person at polling places show a government-issued photo ID.
Critics of the law have warned there could be widespread problems when residents without the proper identification arrive to vote.
Evon Billups, Floyd County election supervisor, said after polls were closed that there were no problems with the new voter ID requirements. We havent heard the first complaint, she said.
State elections officials reported no problems late
Tuesday. Local elections were taking place in 100 counties throughout the state, according to the Secretary of States office.
The law was also in effect for local elections in 22 counties Sept. 18.
There were just eight people who had to cast provisional ballots because they lacked an acceptable ID, elections officials reported. Under state law, a voter who lacks the necessary photo ID can cast a provisional ballot. The voter would then have 48 hours to present a valid photo ID for their vote to count. The Secretary of States office could not say Tuesday how many of the eight provisional ballots had ultimately been counted.
The law will face its highest hurdle in the Feb. 5 presidential primary, when turnout is expected to be far higher than it has been for local races.